Max Roach   We Insist! – Freedom Now
3.9
excellent
Release Date: 1960
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4.5 superbGhandhiLion | August 1st 17

Classic Jazz album is classic jazz. Triptych is powerful.

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4.5 superbEasterInTheBatcave | June 9th 16

Max Roach's Freedom Now Suite is a commentary on black civil rights. The civil rights movement was coming to a head in 1960, and this record functions as one of the most effective artistic statements concerning the issue. The album cover depicts a civil rights meeting, which had become common by this time. The record does a phenomenal job of embodying its concept: "Driva' Man" ingeniously utilizes a 5/4 time signature with a hit on the first beat to imitate a whip cracking, the Protest section of "Triptych" features screaming overtop a drum solo to depict anger, etc. The only flaw is "Out of Africa"-- it goes on far too long.

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4.0 excellentLambda | November 20th 15

★★ I formerly had a soundoff for this album, but Sputnik doesn't let you delete soundoffs, so I
replaced the soundoff with this. Check out my new account, EasterInTheBatcave, for all of my
soundoffs and reviews, including the one for this album. ★★

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0.0 LivingThrowaway | May 25th 15

Essential jazz album? Essential jazz album...

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4.0 excellentSultan of the Martians | May 5th 18
5.0 classiclilium23 | March 5th 18
3.5 greatTomBombadil | January 20th 18
2.0 poorHolsety | December 10th 17
3.5 greatgagnonov | November 13th 17
3.0 goodJacquibim STAFF | April 22nd 17
4.0 excellentkrucklan | April 1st 17
5.0 classicweedgamer69 | February 1st 17
4.0 excellentDEI or DIE | November 29th 16
5.0 classicSandbitchButthole | July 16th 16
4.0 excellentp4p | May 15th 16
4.0 excellentRodrigo | February 4th 16
3.0 goodLethean | January 7th 16
3.0 good | August 28th 15
3.5 greatCyclotron | August 27th 15
4.0 excellentsickpriest | March 7th 14
3.0 goodPinkRollingZeppelin | December 20th 13
4.5 superbahhhhhh | August 2nd 13
4.5 superbHippieJohnny | July 18th 13
3.5 greatBurningApollo | February 8th 12
4.5 superbLycurgus | December 2nd 11
3.5 greatMendigo | October 21st 11
4.5 superbEpsilonJSTC | October 2nd 11
4.0 excellentliledman | October 18th 10

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